This Patent Policy acknowledges the contributions of the creators and the University, assures a fair distribution of any benefits arising from activities in which the University and its members are jointly engaged, including public recognition of activities, and specifies equitable financial remuneration resulting from such activities. It seeks to articulate and balance all parties’ interests in a fair, manageable and productive manner that exemplifies Adelphi University’s commitment to building intellectual capital among the University community and beyond.
Adelphi is not responsible for the content of third-party sites. External sites may have different Privacy and Security policies than Adelphi University. You should review the policies of any third-party website before you provide personal or confidential information.This policy is intended to demonstrate the University’s support of academic freedom, provide an incentive for engaging in research, and facilitate the creative works of faculty, staff and students.All out-of-pocket costs paid by the University relating to the research, discovery and/or patent, including all administrative, legal, licensing, marketing, promotional, and other related expenses shall first be reimbursed to the University. Any remaining proceeds shall be deemed the “net proceeds” and shall be distributed as follows:As members of the Adelphi community, and in the spirit of a collaborative academic environment, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to pursue their intellectual passions and disseminate knowledge with the full support of the University. The creator of intellectual property is obligated to disclose his/her invention to the University office charged by the Provost with carrying out this policy, and to follow the guidelines described in this policy.
All individuals who participate in research or scholarly projects specifically and substantially supported by College funds must sign an agreement with the college under which patentable and copyrightable works resulting from such projects are assigned to the College.As the owner of patent/copyright, the College has the exclusive rights to do and to authorize any of the following upon notification of the creators of the works:
It is probable that an invention has been made when something new and useful has been conceived or developed, or when unusual, unexpected, or nonobvious results have been obtained and can be exploited.The College encourages and seeks the most effective means of technology transfer for public use and benefit. To that end, the inventor/creator and/or College needs to determine whether to apply for patent protection or copyright protection. In certain instances it may be appropriate to apply for both. Such protection is often necessary to encourage a company to risk the investment of its personnel and financial resources to develop the work.The employer by law is the “author,” and hence the owner, of works for hire for copyright purposes. Ownership in a work for hire may be relinquished only by an official of the College specifically authorized to do so.
Subject to various exceptions and limitations provided for in the copyright law, the copyright owner has the exclusive right to reproduce the work, prepare derivative works, distribute copies by sale or otherwise, and display or perform the work publicly. Ownership of copyright is distinct from the ownership of any material object in which the work may be embodied. For example, if one purchases a videotape, one does not necessarily obtain the right to make a public showing for profit.
Under the federal copyright law, copyright subsists in “original works of authorship” which have been fixed in any tangible medium of expression from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. These works include:A patent is a grant issued by the U.S. Government giving an inventor the right to exclude all others from making, using, or selling the invention within the United States, its territories and possessions for a period of 17 years. When a patent application is filed, the U.S. Patent Office reviews to ascertain if the invention is new, useful, and nonobvious and, if appropriate, grants a patent-usually two to five years later. Not all patents are necessarily valuable or insusceptible to challenge.
It is the policy of the College to encourage creative works by all members of the Reed community. All creative works are the property of the inventor/creator except as indicated below in sections II C, II D, II E and II F.Any videotaping, broadcasting, or televising of classroom, laboratory, or other instruction, and any associated use of computers, must be approved in advance by the Vice President/Provost, who shall determine the conditions under which such activity may occur and, in conjunction with the Vice President/Treasurer resolve questions of ownership, distribution and policy.